POET IN NEW YORK by Federieo Gare'a Lorca

POET IN NEW YORK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The centenary of Garc'a Lorca's birth occasions this revised version of the masterly poetic sequence (as well as the volume above): based on the poet and playwright's nine-month period studying at Columbia, this symphonic narrative takes Garc'a Lorca beyond the gypsy-folk lyrics of his early work, and surreally depicts the spiritual emptiness of the urban landscape and the existential loneliness of the poet lost in the materialist city-itself a betrayal of Garc'a Lorca's beloved Walt Whitman. A feast of supplementary documents in English-letters, essays, lectures, and notes-enrich the bilingual edition of the poems.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1998
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: "Noonday/Farrar, Straus & Giroux"